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Christmas 2021 Set of Mint Stamps

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Mint set of four gummed stamps.

$1.50 Angel - The Angel Gabriel appeared before the Virgin Mary and said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” The angel told her that she would conceive a son, and she would call him Jesus. 

$2.80 Baby Jesus - The Nativity story tells us that Mary and her husband Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born in a humble stable. 

$3.60 Shepherd - Meanwhile in the hills outside Bethlehem, an angel appeared before shepherds who were watching their flock. The angel said the son of God had been born, and they would find him in Bethlehem. 

$4.10 Wise Man - A bright star appeared in the sky to signal that a great ruler had been born. Three wise men followed the star to Bethlehem, taking with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 

Date of issue: 3 November 2021
Number of stamps: Four gummed, three self-adhesive
Denominations: Gummed: $1.50, $2.80, $3.60 & $4.10; Self-adhesive: $1.50, $2.80, $3.60
Designed and illustrated by: Cam Price, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours plus spot UV
Stamp size and format: Gummed: 35mmx 45.6mm (vertical); Self-adhesive: 25mm 30mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 150mm x 90mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Gummed: Tullis Russell 106gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper; Self-adhesive: Arconvert - (FSC) Securpost MC 90/Cprint100 P11p - Non Soak Off
Number of stamps per sheet: 25
Perforation gauge: 14.286 x 13.895
Special blocks: Plate/imprint blocks may be obtained by purchasing at least six stamps from a sheet. Barcode blocks are available in A and B formats.
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 2 November 2022. First day covers will remain on sale until 2 January 2022.